Indian troops martyr three more Kashmiri youth in Pulwama

APHC leaders urge UN to implement Kashmir resolutions: Pakistan urges world to hold India accountable for human rights violations in IIOJK

By: News Desk
Published: 02:13 PM, 5 Jan, 2022
Indian troops martyr three more Kashmiri youth in Pulwama
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Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred three more Kashmiri youth in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Wednesday, reported Kashmir Media Service (KMS).

The youth were martyred by the Indian troops during a cordon and search operation in Chandgam area of the district. The operation continued till last reports came in.

APHC leaders

In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the all Parties Hurriyat Conference leaders have called upon the United Nations to resolve the Kashmir dispute by implementing its resolutions that granted the Kashmiris their right to self-determination.

The leaders in their statements issued in connection with the Kashmiris’ Right to Self-Determination Day, being observed today, deplored that the failure of the UN to hold India accountable for its brutalities in IIOJK had resulted in the continued sufferings of the people of the occupied territory.

The APHC Vice Chairman, Ghulam Ahmad Gulzar, in a statement issued in Srinagar, expressed deep concern over the deteriorating situation in IIOJK. He said that the unabated genocide of the oppressed Kashmiris at the hands of Indian occupation forces and the brazen violations of international laws and commitments made by India before the various international fora have brought the whole world to the brink of yet another world war.

The APHC Vice Chairman said that the United Nations Security Council in its resolution passed on 5th January 1949 endorsed a binding to settle the Kashmir dispute through a free and fair plebiscite. He said this resolution established self-determination, which has been recognised as the most peaceful and democratic formula in the modern world, as the governing principle for the settlement of the dispute.

Ghulam Ahmad Gulzar maintained that since 17th of January 1948 till 21st December 1971, the UN had adopted a total of 27 Kashmir related resolutions, which nullified the Indian claim on Kashmir and proved beyond any doubt that Kashmir is an internationally recognised dispute. He denounced the Indian stubbornness, illegal, illogical and inhuman approach vis-à-vis the Kashmir dispute.

The APHC Vice Chairman maintained that it is the sole responsibility of the UN to address the burning world issues including the Kashmir dispute and save the contemporary human race from the inevitable threat of their world war. He strongly condemned the incessant killing spree in IIOJK by Indian occupation forces to suppress their freedom movement. He also paid rich tributes to the youth martyred by Indian troops in Srinagar, Kulgam and other parts of the occupied territory.

APHC leader, Abdul Ahad Parra, in a statement in Srinagar deplored that the people of IIOJK were facing the worst Indian state terrorism due to the criminal silence adopted by the United Nations on the grim situation in the territory. He said the people of Jammu and Kashmir will continue their just struggle till they were given their inalienable right. He appealed to the international community and the UN Secretary General to take steps for resolving the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the UN resolutions and the aspirations of the Kashmiris people for ensuring permanent peace in South Asia.

APHC leaders, Syed Bashir Andrabi and Khawaja Firdous, in a joint statement in Srinagar said that it was time to implement the resolution adopted by the United Nations on Kashmir on January 5, 1949 to establish lasting peace in South Asia. They said the Kashmir dispute could not be resolved for last seven decades due to stubbornness of India while Pakistan has been advocating its peaceful settlement from the day one. Syed Bashir Andrabi and Khawaja Firdous said that the Kashmiri people were fighting peacefully for their birthright and India was trying to suppress their struggle by military power. They appealed to the United Nations and the international community to impress upon New Delhi to settle the lingering dispute by giving the Kashmiris their right to self-determination.

APHC women leaders, Farida Bahenji and Yasmeen Raja, in their joint statement issued in Srinagar called upon the UN Security Council to fulfill its promise made to Kashmiris 74 years ago of settling the Kashmir dispute by holding a plebiscite in Jammu and Kashmir. They said that the UN Security Council resolution of January 5, 1949 and other similar resolutions on the Kashmir dispute were a fact that could not be denied. Farida Bahenji and Yasmeen Raja said unfortunately by refusing to implement these resolutions, India has obstructed the settlement of the Kashmir dispute. They called upon the international community to intervene and help stop the worst atrocities and human rights violations committed by Indian Army in IIOJK.

Pakistan urges world to hold India accountable for rights violations

President Dr Arif Alvi has said that India cannot mislead the international community over its state-terrorism being perpetrated with shameless impunity in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

In his message on the occasion of Right to Self-Determination Day, he said that Pakistan calls upon the international community to hold India accountable for the human rights violations in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir and play its role for peaceful and durable resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute.

The President said that the use of brutal force will never succeed in breaking the will of Kashmiris in their just and legitimate struggle.

Durable peace in South Asia is contingent upon peaceful resolution of Kashmir: PM Imran

Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that durable peace in South Asia is contingent upon peaceful resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute in accordance with international legitimacy.

In his message on the occasion of Right to Self-Determination Day, he said, while observing this day, we reiterate our commitment to uphold the fundamental human rights of the people of Jammu and Kashmir and pay homage to Kashmiris' just struggle spanning more than seven decades.

He said that we are commemorating this day to remind the world community that it cannot abandon its moral and legal responsibilities towards the Kashmiri people.

The Prime Minister said that with the presence of 900,000 troops, India has turned the occupied territory into the largest open-air prison and the most militarized zone in the world.

The Prime Minister said that India's illegal and unilateral actions of 5 August, 2019, and subsequent measures, particularly pertaining to domicile rules and land ownership laws, were aimed at changing the demographic structure of IIOJK and converting the Kashmiris into a minority in their own land.